Libertarians and Pandemics

Steve Baker, a member of the British Parliament, offers some cogent libertarian thoughts on emergency powers in this two‐​minute speech excerpt.

March 25, 2020

A Letter to Policymakers

We at the Cato Institute face this challenge with both trepidation and a firm belief in the creative capacities of human beings. We urge policymakers in the United States and around the world not to let fear and hubris lead them to prescribe cures that are worse than the disease.


The Coronavirus Is Not a Good Argument for Protectionism

Every country needs to have a plan for ensuring that it can get medical equipment when it needs it. But it’s costly and risky to seek self‐​sufficiency in this production, and it’s better for everyone to maintain a cooperative international approach to making these products.